Traveling Stories Brings Literacy to the San Diego Community
StaxUP Storage is committed to empowering the communities in which we serve. We believe literacy is the foundation of a civil society, in 2017 we partnered with San Diego-based nonprofit Traveling Stories.
Traveling Stories’ mission is to outsmart poverty one story at a time by creating an engaging, social experience that encourages children to develop a lifelong love of reading before the 4th grade
“More often than not, because of our locations, we’re engaging a lot with low income communities and refugee communities which are more heavily impacted by the achievement gap,” said Chase Manar-Spears, marketing liaison for Traveling Stories. “The 4th grade is a really important milestone, because before the fourth grade you are learning how to read and after the 4th grade you’re reading everything to understand what it is, so developing literacy by that point is important.”
This organization strengthens our community by giving low income children from all backgrounds the tools and encouragement necessary to develop literacy in a safe, fun environment. America is a melting pot of cultures and many of the children served by Traveling Stories are learning English as a second language.
If you would like to provide weekly read support for a child in a low income area, visit www.travelingstories.org and see how you can change a child’s life.